Updated at 11:15 AM

As the U.S. government weighs its next step in a broader government response to a damaging cyber attack on Sony, President Obama ramped up his criticism of the Hollywood studio for its decision to pull back the release of “The Interview,” saying the comedy should be in the running for an Oscar.

Posted at 11:00 AM

The North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of January. The library is located at 317 W. U.S. 24. All activities are free, but registration is required, call...

Updated at 10:56 AM

It’s been a grand year for going to the movies.

Posted at 10:27 AM

An investment of $11 million will keep at least 50 jobs at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence.Lake City focuses mainly on small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. and its NATO allies, but plant operator ATK also looks for...

Posted at 8:28 AM

In his tent city quarters on the sprawling Tan Son Nuht Air Base near Saigon, 22-year-old John “Bill” Wallace went about his work each day with the 1st Mobile Communications Group taking care of transmitters and...

Updated at 8:17 AM

Gothic folklore met modern dentistry, with the whole world watching. This was the World Cup and the Bite of Brazil — a mouthwatering, open-jawed, succulent chomp on an unsuspecting victim that would have done proud any vampire worth his cape.

Posted at 7:00 AM

Florida has passed New York to become the third most-populous state as it adds about 800 people per day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Posted at 5:13 AM

Not long after 2015 calendars go up, Independence will unveil a new city website – one that was designed and developed completely in-house over the better part of 2014.Mark Baumann, the city’s director of technology services,...

Posted at 5:10 AM

  Whole house fans have changed -- for the better! Although this natural home cooling method has been around close to a century,...

Posted Dec 26, 2014 at 12:16 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. – It started the summer before his sophomore year of high school.That summer, Jacob Biddle, who is now an 18-year-old senior at Muriel Williams Battle High School, suffered three concussions from various sports...

Posted Dec 25, 2014 at 10:30 PM

A month ago, when his roster went through some massive changeover in an attempt to become more ECHL-competitive, Missouri Mavericks coach Richard Matvichuk might have fretted a bit more after back-to-back losses like his team just suffered at...

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